We appreciate the many phone calls and very nice emails we’ve received from loyal readers lamenting the end of CableWorld.

Certainly there’s some nostalgia associated with this edition. You’ll see it in the columns of Paul Kagan, Marianne Paskowski and Paul Maxwell in this issue. I prefer to make like a shark, swimming forward only, and doing so constantly. In that sense this issue isn’t a finale, it’s a move ahead.

This means you, the CableWorld subscriber, can look forward to receiving six issues of CableFAX Magazine next year. A few of them will be familiar to you since they’ll be based on some of CableWorld’s best-received issues. We’ll have an edition highlighting cable’s most influential minorities, another will look at the industry’s top women, a third will salute the year’s best MSO and local system. CableFAX Daily subs will recognize the CableFAX 100 edition and The Faxies, which will honor the best in cable public relations, marketing and partying. We’ll also debut a special issue awarding cable’s best shows.

That’s not all. Many features you’ve enjoyed in CableWorld will continue, but they’ll be found at Cable360.net. To start that tradition, several columns you’d expect in this final CableWorld are posted exclusively at Cable360.net. Head there now to read the Diversity column and the Wall Street column. And don’t forget to see some great pictures from our Cable Circuit department.

Columns are not the only CableWorld favorites we’re bringing to Cable360.net. You’ll find our ratings page there. Weekly. And on a regular basis you’ll see Mike Grebb’s take on technology, Peter D. Shapiro on competition, Amy Maclean on government, guest columnists on diversity and several surprises.

I can’t wait.

Happy holidays.

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